TECHNOLOGY UNIT PLANNER

Project Title: Move It!      Group Members: _________________________________________________________________ 

Group Roles:   Designer _Alex_____________        Prototype Builder ___Tracy____________        Google Docs Guru  ____Both___________

DESCRIPTION OF CONTEXT:  Investigating ways of transferring energy to cause movement in vehicles

BRIEF: Kite Lift

Scenario A group were stranded in a building during a flood. Their building was beginning to break up and they urgently needed to be able to reach the nearest building about 20m away, which was more secure. Although the water was deep and fast between the buildings they would be able to be pulled one at a time across to the safe building with a strong rope (and the rope pulled back by a cord for the next person). People in the other building had plenty of strong rope but there was no way to get it across. It had stopped raining and a moderate wind was blowing towards the safe building. On looking through their building all they could find was a considerable quantity of thin but strong cord, some thin bamboo sticks, paper, plastic sheet and sticky tape. Task To make a kite which will be able to be flown over a spot 20m away and either land on it, drop a string as near to the spot as possible, or fly so low as to be within reach or dangle a string within reach (e.g. 2m altitude) of someone standing on the spot.

     

Assessment – SOLO Rubric  (see below)

Prior Knowledge needed:

How are forces used in the real world to create this type of movement? (provide examples and/or drawings from what you

Flight,lift,thrust,

Wide surface area, light but strong.

Resources required: Date completed _________

Tape

Plastic sheets

Straws

Skewers

String

Short sticks

Blue tack

Stones

KEY FOCUS:      Follow the Technological Process

  1. Ask
  1. What is the goal?
  2. Why must we create this technology?
  1. Imagine
  1. What will the technology look like?
  2. What kind of research should we do?
  1. Plan
  1. How can we achieve the goal? Design your prototype
  1. Create
  1. Build a prototype(first design) and observe if problems occur.
  1. Improve
  1. Generate  solutions/fixes to the original prototype
  2. Evaluate how successful your design was.

Timetable for completion of tasks:

Date

Task

√ if deadline met

Friday 4 September

Choose your group and your challenge.  Add group names to google doc.

Tuesday 8 September

On google doc add brief and details in Prior Knowledge section. Resources are organised, add list to google doc.  

Wednesday 9 September

Plan is drawn, labelled and photo of it added to this doc.

Tuesday 15 September

First prototype made and trialed.  Notes made on this doc.

Wednesday 16 September

Improvements made and tested. Notes made on this doc.  Photo of design added to this doc. SOLO Rubric completed.

Photo of the drawing of your design, include labels describing parts of your model and materials used.  Date Completed_10.9.15__________

Add a photo of your design:  Date completed______________

First Trial Notes

Barely flies 5 metres.

Refinements Needed

Fix string.

Date completed

10/9/15

Second Trial Notes

Refinements Needed

Date Completed

Final Trial Notes

How successful was our design?

Date Completed

How well did the members of our team work?

You have $300 to award to the members of your team according to:

  •  the effort they put in to making your team work well
  • the effort they put in to helping your challenge to be successful.

Allocate the $300 amongst your team according to this criteria.

Name

$$ earned

Reason

1.Alex

$150

She remembered materials and design.

2.Tracy

$150

She did well doing building and designing.

3.

Apply the technological design process to solve our technology challenge.

SOLO Functional Rubric

 

 

 

 

Apply the technological design process to solve our technology challenge.

Effective Strategies to use:

1. Ask

What is the goal?

Why must we create this technology?

2. Imagine

What will the technology look like?

What kind of research should we do?

3. Plan

How can we achieve the goal? Design your prototype

4. Create

Build a prototype(first design) and observe if problems occur.

5. Improve

Generate solutions/fixes to the original prototype

Evaluate how successful your design was.

I need help to apply the technological design process to solve our technology challenge.

 

 

 

I can apply the technological design process to solve our technology challenge if I am prompted or directed.

 

I use several strategies to apply the technological design process to solve our technology challenge but I am not sure when and or why to use them.

 

(trial and error – aware of strategies but not sure why or when to use them so makes mistakes)

 

I use several strategies to apply the technological design process to solve our technology challenge and I know when and why to use them.

 

(strategic or purposeful use of strategies – knows why and when ).

I use several strategies to apply the technological design process to solve our technology challenge and I know when and why to use them.

 

I act as a role model for others to help them apply the technological design process to solve our technology challenge

 

I seek feedback on how to improve how I can apply the technological design process to solve our technology challenge.

Evaluation